August 11, 1919 - February 3, 2006
Born in Salinas, California
Resided in Salinas, CA
She was born on August 11, 1919 in Salinas. She graduated from Salinas High School and completed her R.N. degree at St. Mary’s College of Nursing in San Francisco in 1940. She returned to Salinas where she worked with Dr. Wiebe and Dr. Thomas O’Neill for many years.
She married Philip Charette shortly after his return from military service in World War II. They made their home in Salinas and were married for 48 years before Phil’s death in July, 1994.
Bernadine continued to live in their home until her passing. Her life was dedicated to caring for others both during her nursing career and after her retirement.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Survivors are her sister, Dorothy Heer; niece, Susan (Mike) Charette Anister, niece, Mary (Tom) Shigo, nephew, Jim (Sharon) Eckhart, nephew, Eric Eckhart; grand nieces and nephews; Heidi (Dan) Dunlay, Jim (Cynde) Eckhart, Phil (Kerri) Shigo; Peter (Lissa) Shigo, Jenny Shigo, Sarah Shigo, Les (Corey) Walker, Jamie Eckhart, Matt Eckhart, Nic Eckhart and numerous great-grand nieces and nephews
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Salinas, CA US 93901